The Mortal Kombat games are well known for their intense and often disturbing finishers. The games first launched in 1992, and since then we’ve seen some rather incredible pieces of action as well as the arrival of some incredibly iconic characters like Sub-Zero and Scorpion.
The question is, how well will it all translate over? Live-action video game movies have never done that well. Some fans claim that the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie is the only good adaption. However, I’d be inclined to add Sonic to that list. Back to the point, could this upcoming release dissolve the curse that continues to plague video game movies?
After a long wait, we finally have our first look at Simon McQuoid’s reboot.
You can check out the images directly below.
Fans can expect quite a different story this time round. If you are unfamiliar with the upcoming Mortal Kombat, you can also read the official synopsis:
“Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax. A Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with.
Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
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Mortal Kombat stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max Huang, Sisi Stringer, Matilda Kimber and Laura Brent.